fashion

Fendi, Antonio Marras and Etro kick off day one of Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week autumn/winter 2023 began on Wednesday and, as expected of the Italian city, things were both stylish and provocative.

At Fendi, creative director Kim Jones continued with the clothes-as-armour theme, as well as the underwear-as-outerwear idea he set in motion at his recent haute couture show. For this autumn/winter ready-to-wear collection, Jones offered contrasting options for the modern woman. There was sharp suiting with complex, layered looks that were strong and powerful, while other designs were soft, almost flimsy, in lace and silk.

Fendi women's autumn/winter 2023 collection presented in Milan. AP

Antonio Marras wove a wintry gothic tale, with knitted cable jumpers featuring lace and dense flowers creeping across the garments. There was even a tailored tartan suit, a nod to Vivienne Westwood, who died last year.

At Weekend Max Mara, British stylist Kate Phelan brought some androgynous London cool to Milan, via her capsule collection for the brand, which was simply called 24. Inspired by a December 1982 Vogue fashion shoot by Bruce Weber and Grace Coddington that Phelan saw as a teenager, she explains that as soon as she was invited to collaborate on a collection, she knew this shoot would be the foundation of it. “I have been obsessed with these images ever since and, in a way, they made me fall in love with fashion,” she explained.

Translated into high-waisted, pleat-fronted trousers, oversized Harris Tweed blazers and herringbone coats that all leaned into Max Mara know-how, the collection also included pleated black denim skirts and Dr Martens for a dash of early 1980s street style.

Over at Marina Rinaldi, Mary Katrantzou presented a collaboration collection centred on a swirled psychedelic pattern akin to the marbled paper found in old books. Offered in teal and pink, the swirly shapes arrived across dresses, split-front

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fendi: Milan Fashion Week: Fashion giant Fendi grabs eyeballs with sharp, masculine suits at womenswear fashion show

Milan kicked off its leg of the month-long catwalk calendar on Wednesday, with Italian luxury label Fendi deconstructing masculine tailoring at its womenswear fashion show.

Milan Fashion Week follows New York and London events in which designers have been presenting their creations for autumn/winter 2023-2024.

At Fendi, designer Kim Jones added pleated skirt aprons and trains to tailored trouser suits as well as shoulder-baring sleeves to waistcoats.

There were also boiler suits with skirts, slashed knits with halter necks, draped and ribbed dresses, as well as Mac coats adorned with sparkling sequin lining.

In show notes, he said he was inspired by the way jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi wore her family label’s archive items. Jones works alongside Delettrez’s mother and the founding family’s scion, Silvia Venturini Fendi, who looks after menswear and accessories, at the Rome-based label.

“It’s deconstructed but luxurious. There’s a little nod to punk and my admiration for DIY, but moved on towards something chic,” Jones said in the notes.

“The first day that Delfina walked into work, she was wearing blue and brown and I thought she looked so great. There’s a chicness but perversity to the way she twists Fendi, which is what I love.” Jones’ colour palette mainly stuck to pale blue, greys, cream, brown and black. He added dabs of bright colours with pink and orange dresses.

Milan Fashion Week will host more than 50 catwalk shows, including by big names such as Giorgio Armani, Prada, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana, over the next few days, wrapping on Feb. 27.

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Sunny Leone Is A Black Beauty In Shimmery Co-Ord Lehenga Set, Husband Daniel Weber Reacts Like This..

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Sunny Leone Is A Black Beauty In Shimmery Co-Ord Lehenga Set

Sunny
Leone
has
marked
her
presence
quite
strongly
in
the
Indian
film
industry.
Starting
her
career
in
Bollywood,
the
actress-model
has
also
made
her
way
in
the
south
and
has
been
grabbing
attention
everywhere
she
goes.
When
it
comes
to
fashion,
she
is
unquestionably
stylish.
Sunny
regularly
shares
fashion
excerpts
from
her
style
diary
on
her
Instagram
account,
dishing
out
some
major
inspiration
for
her
fans.
Sunny
can
play
the
ultimate
boss
lady
in
pantsuits
and
pull
off
festive
evening
looks
in
sequined
ethnic
outfits
or
ace
casual
looks
in
dapper
jackets.

On
Thursday,
the
actor
teased
her
Instagram
followers
with
images
from
her
most
recent
fashion
photoshoot.
Making
everyone
mesmerise
with
her
new
appearance,
Sunny’s
latest
glam
look
will
definitely
make
you
go
“aww.” Sharing
a
series
of
stunning
photos
on
her
Instagram
page,
Suny
looked
like
an
absolute
diva
in
an
all
black
shimmery
ensemble.
Sunny
was
dressed
in
a
black
crop
blouse
and
a
silver
sequin-detailed
floor-length
lehenga
skirt
from
fashion
designer
house
Kastaan,
which
made
her
look
stunning.

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Leone
Gives
Girl-Next-Door
Vibes
In
Chic
Style
Crop
Top
&
Trousers.
See
Pics

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SUNNY
LEONE’S
OUTFIT

The
blouse
featured
a
plunging
neckline
and
a
corset
pattern
around
the
rib
area.
The
blouse
was
paired
with
a
matching
floor-length
skirt
with
a
flowy
silhouette
and
an
elongated
train.
Sharing
the
pictures,
Sunny
simply
captioned
the
post
with
red
and
black
emojis.
Take
a
look
here.


HERE’S
HOW
SUNNY
LEONE’S
HUSBAND,
DANIEL
WEBER
REACTED

As
soon
as
Sunny
Leone
shared
the
photos,
her
fans
and
friends
swamped
the
comment
section
with
likes
and
love
for
her
look.
But
there
was
one
comment
that
caught
our
attention,
and
it
was
from
her
loving
husband,

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Paris Fashion Week 2023: Russ Millions, Ciara, … three exceptional evenings at L’Arc Paris!

Fashion Week is back in Paris, and with it a whole bunch ofultra fashion events! From March 2 to 4, 2023, while the fashion shows and collection presentations are taking place in the capital, don’t miss the hot parties and animations, special Fashion Week edition!

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Like every season, the club L’Arc organizes memorable evenings during the fashion week, on the front row of the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. A real HQ for American stars, artists, designers and fashion icons, it is the Parisian hot spot par excellence to end your days in a 100% stylish and glamorous atmosphere. We have already met Diplo, Rick Ross, Cindy Bruna, DJ Snake, but also Thylane Blondeau or Doja Cat. Come and vibrate to the sounds of internationally renowned DJs andmythical artists of the US music scene, and immortalize your passage at Photocall Couture.

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The fashion is well and truly present in this high place of the Parisian parties! In the club’s den, discover the Curated pop up (the club’s boutique) with pieces by young designers and couturiers created exclusively for the Arc, like the ultra-desirable jackets by Théo Galbert.

On the occasion of this new Fashion Week, L’Arc has three exce-ptional evenings in store for you and a crazy line-up!

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You will have understood it well, it is the club impossible to circumvent of the week! It only remains to compose

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Drag Artist Alexis Stone Transforms Into Jennifer Coolidge

The crowd erupted at Milan Fashion Week when Jennifer Coolidge waltzed into Diesel’s fall 2023 runway show on Feb. 22 . . . except, it wasn’t actually Coolidge. It was British drag artist Alexis Stone impersonating the “The White Lotus” star, thanks to an elaborate prosthetic transformation.

Stone enlisted special-effects makeup artist Neill Gorton to sculpt a replica of Coolidge’s face — a process that took a total of five weeks. After adhering the prosthetic pieces to her face in several parts, Stone used Coolidge’s makeup look from the Golden Globes as inspiration while applying lipstick, eyeshadow, eyebrows, and lashes. The finishing touches? A wavy blond wig, hazel contacts, fake teeth, and voilà! The makeover was complete.

At the Diesel presentation, Stone wore an outfit from the label’s new collection, including baggy metallic cargo pants, a matching biker jacket, a top emblazoned with a cutout logo, and a denim handbag. She walked the step and repeat, nailing Coolidge’s signature pout and shimmying for the cameras, before sitting in the front row next to Haley Lu Richardson, who portrays Coolidge’s assistant in “The White Lotus” season two. It seems everyone was fooled by Stone’s uncanny homage, as the drag queen wrote on Instagram, “A major success [given] most news outlets thought I was in fact Jennifer, such a moment.”

For the unacquainted, Stone is known for channeling celebrities and fictional characters for Fashion Week appearances. In the past, she’s transformed into Dolly Parton, Mrs. Doubtfire, and socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein for various Balenciaga shows and has used prosthetic makeup to mimic Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Lisa Rinna, and more just for fun on Instagram.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Stone’s mesmerizing Coolidge transformation ahead, and keep reading to see more photos of her looking exactly like the Emmy

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Transgender twin models who took London Fashion Week by storm say gendered fashion is out

Madelyn and Margo Whitley – twin sisters and both transgender women – say gendered fashion is on its way out.

The 22-year-olds made an impact at London Fashion Week and getting ready to walk at Milan Fashion Week next.

“In my circle and on the runway everything is blending together whatever you want to do, you can,” Madelyn, known as Maddie, said. “Gendered fashion is going out.”

This is reflected in the wider fashion industry, with major brands like Gucci and Prada combining their male and female collections into one show.

Margo said seeing trans models like them “brings awareness to trans people just existing – and not just talking about trans issues.

“It gives exposure to trans people just being themselves and doing their jobs. It normalises it and inspires people – [by] inspiring trans kids to be themselves or getting into fashion.”

They both walked at the David Koma show at London Fashion Week, Margo walked for Erdem and Madelyn for Yuhan Wang.

“It was really fun. We have never been able to run around London. London is huge and the tube is a nightmare,” Margo said.

She described designer David Koma as “so cool”.

Saying: “I want to work with him again. The clothes were so cute and it felt so young and fun and applicable to real fashion.”

The pair are popular on TikTok, with 432k followers between them, and say the social media platform helps increase trans visability.

“TikTok and Gen Z are getting more and more experimental breaking down the boundary,” Margo said.

“We are catching up with the runway now, but some [fashion] houses are outdated with it. Newer designers are coming out all the time and listening to, and working with, pop culture.”

But she believes there’s still work to be done.

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The Best Street Style Bags from NYFW Day 1 and 2

And just like that, NYFW Fall 2023 is here!

Bag spotting in New York is at its peak during the twice-yearly event known as the Super Bowl of the fashion world. This weekend the real Super Bowl and fashion’s Super Bowl collided, and we’re here to bring you the best of the latter. The weather in New York has been fairly mild for February, though the actual weather outside doesn’t really matter all that much.

Stylish show-goers don’t usually mind the weather; rather, they dress purely for fashion and not function. If you’ve ever experienced fashion week live and in person, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that it can feel extremely chaotic, with the city coming alive thanks to an influx of fashion folk, but it’s the best-dressed chaos I’ve ever seen.

Of course, street-style photographers are there to catch it all, and we sent two of them to hit the streets to bring you the best bags from outside (and inside) of the shows. Today we’re kicking it off with over 3 dozen of the best bags from NYFW Days 1 and 2. Without further ado, here they are!

Rare Hermès, Vintage Chanel, a Bit of Bottega, and more!

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Photos via @bykylemark and @lysslester for PurseBlog

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Milan Fashion Week opens with celebrity stardust, industry growth

Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Missoni are among Italy’s top labels showing at Milan Fashion Week starting Wednesday (Feb 22), with the industry buoyed by bumper sales results despite war-fuelled economic uncertainty.

American megastar Kim Kardashian is expected to bring some celebrity stardust at an event hosted by Dolce & Gabbana to celebrate her Ciao Kim line, which had its debut in the northern Italian city in September.

Renowned brands such as Etro, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Bottega Veneta and Moschino are also among showing their Autumn/Winter 2023 collections, with 59 runway shows on the official schedule between now and Feb 27.

Fendi kicked off proceedings with a collection that played with punk, with slashed knitwear and shrunken wools, and comprising boilersuits and masculine tailoring twisted into feminine forms.

Read more: Legacy of late designer Vivienne Westwood the focus of London Fashion Week

“It’s deconstructed, but luxurious. There’s a little nod to punk, and my admiration for DIY, but moved on towards something chic,” explained artistic director Kim Jones.

Also on the sidelines will be exhibitions by US video artist Bill Viola, and the late French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, whose show is curated by Giorgio Armani.

Meanwhile, the first Black Carpet Awards will take place on Friday (Feb 24), a gala evening organised by the Afro Fashion Association to celebrate diversity – the lack of which has long been an issue in Milan.

Despite the energy crisis and global uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine, which erupted almost exactly one year ago, the major luxury brands are flourishing.

French giant LVMH, whose Italian brands include Fendi, Bulgari and Loro Piana, reported a 23 percent increase in sales and 17 percent rise in net profit in 2022 – both new records for the group.

‘Exceptional’ year

Meanwhile, rival Kering

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get the luxury look for less

Unlike jumpers, tops or sometimes even shoes, we rarely buy bags – they are an accessory that can last a lifetime, after all. But using the same one day in, day out (even if it is designer) can end up feeling incredibly dull. And, although it may make for a quick exit out the door each morning, it may actually be dampening down your outfit – does that XXL black leather tote truly work with that pastel pink dress? Most likely not.

While some of us may dream of fashion’s most famous finds: the Chanel boy bag, a Gucci Marmont or Bottega Veneta cassette to name but a few, blowing thousands on one piece just isn’t possible for many of us, no matter how beautiful the bag. 

So we’ve turned to the good ol’ high street stalwarts to find 11 bags that look much more expensive than they really are. From LA-based brand JW Pei’s fashion-forward vegan leather options to Monki’s faux fur find, there’s no short supply to choose from, and the lower price point certainly doesn’t mean damping down the design.

The key to copping a luxury-looking bag at a lower cost is to avoid obvious designer dupes. Anyone can spot a real Chanel from a faux find a mile away, and flimsy fabric, heaps of scratched hardware and overdone designs aren’t going to work in your favour. Instead, look for simple, clean shapes that have been created incredibly well – like our Cambridge Satchel Co find – or standout designs not done before, like the Staud style below.

Convinced? Just take a look below at our favourite finds, and you may be surprised to see the price.

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8 Leading London Fashion Week Trends to Know for A/W 23

And just like that, London Fashion Week is over for another season. Stylish types descended on the capital for five days of shows, which included a long-awaited Burberry revival helmed by Daniel Lee, models that were accompanied by adorable tots as they walked down a literal bed of roses at Susan Fang, and a very sleek London Fashion Week debut from Instagram favourite, Tove. After the effects of Covid and a season that fall in the official period of mourning after the Queen’s death, suffice it to say that London Fashion Week had somewhat lost its spark over the las few years. But, let it be known, that February 2023 is when it found it once more. Even the typically questionable London weather couldn’t dampen our spirits, as the entire Who What Wear team turned out in force to attended every show they could (you mightn’t know this, but, these days, the shows are held in unique locations across the city, with timings often overlapping, so it really does take a village to get to them all—huge thanks goes out to The Laslett for hosting us in a central location).

Now that we’ve had a moment to compare notes and talk about the incredible catwalk creations that we each witnessed, we’ve been able to determine that, across well over a hundred shows, presentations, and events, that there are eight key trend takeaways to consider. That’s right; eight. How’s that for an edit? Of course, there will be more to feast your eyes on when it comes to compiling the autumn/winter 2023 version of our bumper trend report (which is coming your way very soon) but, for now, these are the leading London Fashion Week trends to know for autumn. Scroll on to see them. 

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